The growing demand for cosmetic procedures and facial rejuvenation has opened the door for spas to offer beauty treatments that were once limited to only sterile doctor’s offices. Medical spas offer a variety of services provided by skilled aestheticians in a calm, pleasant environment.
Although many procedures should only be performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, a growing number of aestheticians are able to undergo training and receive certificates to administer popular cosmetic treatments such as Botox and laser resurfacing. These are not as invasive as traditional cosmetic procedures and recovery periods are generally short, requiring no medication and little aftercare other than a good night’s rest and an icepack.
Facial injectables and dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane are among the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures. Although many plastic surgeons offer these services in-office, many patients find that the atmosphere of a medical spa is far more relaxing and comfortable. Highly skilled and certified aestheticians can provide the same quality results and sometimes have even more experience, as they specialize solely in administering facial fillers and injectables. Read the rest of this entry »